Covid-19 - Global Recovery

December 11, 2020
audit

How auditors can step up during uncertain times

by NG KIAN HUI   The audit industry has been subjected to increased scrutiny in recent years to uphold audit quality and public interest. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (Covid-19) has further increased the challenges for auditors in performing their audits, not only in complying with the auditing standards but […]
December 11, 2020
finance in covid era

Accounting Treatment of Modification of Financial Liabilities

One unfavourable consequence brought forth by the Covid-19 pandemic was an increase in debt restructuring by firms trying to survive the economic fallout.
December 11, 2020
future-of-food

The future of food

Coronavirus has transformed our relationship with our food. From the panicked stockpiling and empty supermarket shelves in March to the troubling times facing our pubs, cafes and restaurants, the questions about what we eat and how we go about putting it on our plates have become difficult to ignore. And even before the pandemic, the food industry was rising up the UK business agenda, with fears that a no-deal Brexit might inflate food prices and interrupt supply chains, or – on a worldwide scale – of global warming triggering harvest failure.
December 11, 2020
stay-agile

6 steps to staying agile in 2021

The challenges of the new year will look mightily familiar. ICAS President Catherine Burnet CA outlines how rethinking the lessons of the pandemic will help CAs boost the fledgling recovery. The ending of one year and the beginning of another always brings fresh hope that things are about to change for the better. And while many will be eager to say goodbye to 2020 – a year that will be remembered for unprecedented disruption and uncertainty – the hard work is not over yet.
December 11, 2020
hip heritage

Hip heritage – Sharp focus

While many rival camera-makers have been battered by the advent of the smartphone, Canon is still zooming in worldwide. Sally Reid CA tells Ryan Herman how a mixture of specialism and diversification keeps the Japanese company’s picture perfect Sally Reid CA’s former employers at the Union Street branch of Dixons […]
December 11, 2020
changemaker

Spirit to succeed

Sean McGrath CA is Finance Director at Entrepreneurial Scotland, where the path to business success is paved with confidence. He tells Kitty Finstad why being an entrepreneur is as much about attitude as management
December 11, 2020
learning-curve

Learning curve

By Alice Deaken What CAs need to learn – and how – is in an accelerated state of flux. So what does that mean for our educational methods and models? Nick Scott asks Alice Deakin CA, ICAS’ newly appointed Executive Director of Learning Even before the pandemic, the pace of […]
December 11, 2020
diversity

Board Diversity

by SEAH GEK CHOO WHY IT MATTERS AT THIS TIME Studies have repeatedly shown that increasing diversity is not only the right thing to do for an organisation’s culture, it also leads to better business outcomes. In this article, we explore three key thrusts that are powering the boardroom diversity […]
December 10, 2020
mental health

Mental health: are we running out of steam in the ‘new normal’?

9 October 2020: In the face of ongoing threats and uncertainties, how can we protect our mental health and that of our colleagues during the next phase of the pandemic? This year’s World Mental Health day, on 10 October, comes with the goal of increased investment in mental health and […]
November 19, 2020

ICAEW Creates Sustainability and Climate Change Community

As the recession bites and business leaders get their bearings, it’s tempting to put values aside and seek short cuts to recovery. Writer and governance specialist Anthony Smith-Meyer recommends that ethics remain a driving force, not just for the good of society but also for economic survival and long-term growth.